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Championing safer, more comfortable and easier to access homes for everybody, everyday, at all stages of life.

Livable Housing Australia (LHA) is a partnership between community and consumer groups, government and industry. LHA champions the mainstream adoption of livable housing design principles in all new homes built in Australia. LHA arose from the Kirribilli Dialogue on Universal Housing Design, which established nationally agreed guidelines on designing and building livable homes.

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Accreditation Process

Our Silver, Gold and Platinum ratings represent a trusted quality mark - a seal of approval that gives you confidence that your home has been designed and built with livability in mind.

Achieving a rating involves an assessment at the design and/or as built stages of your project by a registered LHA Assessor.

Livable Housing Australia’s Registered Assessors are independent consultants who evaluate the design and completed construction of homes against the Livable Housing Design Guidelines. 

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    Select Your Assessor

    Select and contact your desired assessor via our location based database of LHA Registererd Assessors.
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    Register Your Project

    Once you’ve secured your chosen assessor, register your new project with LHA and we’ll contact you to arrange the next steps.
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    Assessment Completed

    Your assessor will undertake a review of your designs / dwelling and submit the results to LHA.
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    Receive Your Results

    Once your project is certified, you will receive all the related documentation and the official certificate of accreditation.

 

Certified Livable Projects

Livable Housing Australia has certified hundreds of dwellings that comply with the Silver, Gold or Platinum performance levels outlined in the Livable Housing Design Guidelines. These case studies of certified projects provide information to help you understand just how easy it is to make a livable home.

 

Download Guidelines

The Livable Housing Design Guidelines were created to provide a nationally consistent, inexpensive and practical set of guidelines to make homes safer, more comfortable and easier to access for people of all ages and abilities.

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Assess your home

Our Silver, Gold and Platinum ratings represent a trusted quality mark - a seal of approval that gives you confidence that your home has been designed and built with livability in mind.

Try our Self Assessment tool

 

The History of LHA

Established in 2011, Livable Housing Australia is a not-for-profit partnership between community and consumer groups, government and the residential building industry.

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LHA News More News

20 Aug 2014

Grocon commits to LHA livability guidelines

Leading real estate company, Grocon, today becomes the first Australian real estate developer to commit to building all future Grocon residential developments to meet the national Livable Housing Design Guidelines.

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13 Aug 2014

Australia's largest apartment developer partners with Livable Housing Australia

Australia’s largest apartment developer, Meriton Group, has signed a partnership with Livable Housing Australia (LHA) which will see it champion best practice benchmarks for livable design.

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